Tokyo, Japan: Bright Lights, High Fashion & Lots of Ramen 

Maybe if we’d come here straight from Australia, before seeing the rest of Asia, we’d be more impressed?    Don’t get me wrong, we were both in awe that we were in Tokyo, a place we’d been dreaming of for so long! The lights are bright and the city (rather, all of them!) are bustling…

Kyoto, Japan: A Carb Lovers Dream 

Hello Japan!   First stop was Kyoto as we figured it would be a great hub to branch off and explore other parts of Japan.    Finally, a real relief from the heat! We’ve never enjoyed the low 70’s more in our lives. Walking outside without being hit with the heat and humidity has never felt…

Seoul, South Korea: A Ride on the SEOUL Train! 

“Hey sista, go sista, SEOUL sista, flow sista. Hey sista, go sista, SEOUL sista, go sista”  “I’m a SEOUL man, da da dent, da da dent”  I could go on and on with the music lyrics using Seoul, South Korea as the focus. Nevertheless, we had one full day here and ended up kicking ourselves…

Hong Kong: Where’s All The Kung-Fu?!

We heard from so many people it was like New York City on the other side of the world and that is the perfect description!   The hustle and bustle is real here. Everyone has somewhere to be and something to do and you better not get in their way!     When deciding as to where…

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: The Heat Is On In Saigon! 

From deserted beaches and restaurants only selling seafood to a huge city with anything and everything you could want, we were so happy to have arrived in Ho Chi Minh city and it was clear that we saved the best city in Vietnam for last without even knowing!   We stayed at the Norfolk Hotel in…

Da Nang, Vietnam: FISHing For A Catchy Headline #Fail

A place to do… nothing.    While Da Nang is also known as where the US Marines landed in 1965 and therefor has a lot of history attached to it, we decided to stop in there just to have a few days to relax as it is also known for its white sandy beaches. We…

Hanoi, Vietnam: Honing In On Our Dodging Skills 

After a much delayed and heavy turbulent flight, we made it to Hanoi! A big city with lots and lots of life!   We’ll preface this blog post with the fact that we were in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, over Reunification Day, the day North and South Vietnam became one again. It’s like being in the US…

Siem Reap, Cambodia: Becoming Tomb Raiders 

Cambodia has completely surprised us. We thought it was going to be super 3rd world. Old cars, run down roads and tiny shops… nothing more than the famous Angkor Wat. Boy were we wrong and we’re incredibly happy about it!     First impression, the airport is gorgeous! Big, modern and clean! We expected something similar…

Bangkok, Thailand: One Night In Bangkok… Would Have Been Enough…

You can’t love every place you go… right?    Bangkok is a city. Just like any other city, Just with some more questionable areas. Maybe if we’d come here before seeing other parts of Thailand first, we’d be more impressed?    We were pretty confused and unsure when trying to figure out where to stay….

Who Are These People?

Hi. We’re Julie and Dean. Our passions in life are each other (of course!) food, wine and travel. “I’m gonna take you to Paris!” That was probably one of the first things I heard from Dean in the beginning of our relationship. Okay so, at first that might be weird to hear from someone you’re…

Chiang Mai, Thailand: So Many Temples, So Little Time! 

Chiang Mai, the land of MANY temples!   The “city” (if you want to call it that, more of a densely populated town) of Chiang Mai is surrounded by a moat and we were told the best area to stay was within it. We ended up in a seemingly perfect location, although it seemed like…

Krabi and Phuket Thailand: Finally Found Out What The Big Deal Is…

They weren’t kidding about Thailand. It really is paradise here!    Our first stop was Krabi, more specifically Ao Nang Beach. We chose this spot initially because it was in the zone of “free pick up” for the ferry to Phuket. Not knowing anything about this area when booking, except for the fact that they…